Development of math input interface for mobile devices
Online testing is useful for confirming students’ understanding of the learning subject; it has the advantage of instant feedback by automatic assessment, and students can practice by solving many online test questions by themselves. Furthermore, if questions are designed such that they are automatically generated with random variables, students can repeatedly practice different questions, which is suitable for drill practice.
Online drill testing can be delivered not only using PCs, but also using mobile devices such as smartphones to enhance the opportunities for students to practice anytime and anywhere. However, the problem of math input complexity arises for questions requiring entry of mathematical expressions as answers, rather than multiple-selection or number input types of questions. Therefore developing online test environments for e-learning for mobile devices such as smartphones will be useful to increase drill practice opportunities.
A paper following this talk appeared in the EAMS 2016 special issue of MSOR Connections.